QUERETARO, Mexico (Reuters) - Nicolas Castillo followed up his own stinging drive to score in the 89th minute and hand Chile a 1-0 win over Mexico in a thrilling friendly in Queretaro on Tuesday.
Both sides had come close to scoring before that in an end-to-end game but just as it looked like it would finish 0-0 substitute Castillo hammered in a shot from just outside box then muscled his way past the Mexican defence to prod home when goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez spilled the ball.
Chile also had a goal chalked off for offside 15 minutes from time, while at the other end Jurgen Damm missed Mexico’s best chance when he shot wide after running on to a defence-splitting pass from Erick Gutierrez.
Chile host Costa Rica and Honduras next month, while Mexico will go to Argentina to take on the home side twice in four days.
Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford